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CBS
Jan 6, 2010 6:00am EST
but as peggy fox reports, republican lawmakers say they won't let it happen. >> most virginiaians will see it as ludicrous. >> reporter: republican leaders are blasting outgoing governor's budget because it includes new taxes and fees that don't exist. >> he is looking at a billion to two billion dollars in extra taxes. virginiaians can't afford that. >> reporter: he says they won't approve the may be to reinstate the car tax or localities to impose a 1% surcharge on top of the state income tax. >> that hits virginia families smack in the pocketbook. >> reporter: but miramar grit relationship -- miramar garrett ripple says. >> it's good to have a variety of tax sources so no one segment of the community is hit more than another. >> reporter: if the legislature doesn't increase taxes or fees it must decrease spending. that is on top of millions in cuts and services and hundreds of layoffs in state governments already. >> nobody likes taxes but we can't have schools, roads, the wonderful public libraries that we have in arlington are fabulous. >> the most important thing a leader can do in t
CBS
Jan 13, 2010 6:00am EST
. the national safety council finds 10,000 people die from the actions of such drivers. peggy fox talked to some people who the fight to make distracted driving illegal is personal. >> she hit it so hard her car blew up. >> reporter: carrie witnessed a distracted driver kill herself when he swerved off the road two months ago. >> she kept looking down and then looking up. so she was obviously looking for something in the car. as i started to go up the hill it is like her car exploded. it was like boom! >> reporter: stories like that are fueling a new fight against distracted driving. it is spear headed by a group called focus driven. its founding members have all lost loved ones because of distracted drivers. >> look at that beautiful smile. and that beautiful smile, and the x-rays of her teeth are what identified her body. >> she should have graduated this year from college. her mother and i should have seen her wed and held our first grand baby. >> so if they see somebody with a cell phone in their hand, they are going to give them a ticket. >> reporter: they appeared with transportation secre
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